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Ford Model T SHOUT OUT – and FAN MAIL Opportunity :)

A Big Shout Out and Thankyou to all my followers and subscribers! Something different in this video, I’d like to invite all my subscribers to send in some fan mail (Address is in the video). I will do my best to read out as many of them as I can on camera.

You can also post a comment for future video suggestions, but if you want me to read out your message on camera, send in some fan mail 🙂 I look forward to reading them 🙂

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Mitch Taylor

New South Wales, Australia

Getting my Leaky Model T Radiator Repaired, Part 2

On November 16th, I decided it was about time I had my radiator out; and have an apparent leak repaired.

It had me fooled from the very start, I observed a considerable rusty water stain on the back of the radiator core, to the right-hand side, and some water had accumulated nearby. However, the core itself turned out to be just fine!

After taking my radiator to Taree Radiators for repair, it turns out, the overflow pipe (which runs down the back of the radiator core) had a hidden hole, which was leaking rusty water onto the radiator core, which then tracked across to the opposite side of the radiator, and it really looked like the core itself was leaking! The bad section of pipe was cut out, and replaced with rubber overflow hose, it’s hard to tell the difference, it’s all black!

Thankfully, the copper core itself is in perfect condition. The brass tanks top and bottom were also in perfect condition, except for a small crack which had appeared on the top of the top tank, so I had that soldered.

I gave all the cast portions of the radiator a good coat of bitumen paint inside and out, the can says it’s good for rusty surfaces and protects against further corrosion, so it should help with longevity.

I’m going to be trialling a glycol-free corrosion inhibitor in my radiator, one which does not affect the water boiling point, which would upset the Model T’s thermosiphon cooling and cause overheating – not a good idea!

Model T looking rather naked with no radiator!

Dubious looking rust stain was a cruel deception!

Freshly painted radiator, with no leaks!

Mitch Taylor

New South Wales, Australia

The Insiders Guide to the Ford Model T – DVD – How to Drive a Model T Ford

The much anticipated DVD, containing all the  most asked-for material is finally here…

In this programme, you’ll discover what you need  to know about starting your Model T safely,  basic maintenance and how to drive your Ford  Model T.

You’ll Discover…

1.  How to Drive the Model T

2.  Model T Ford Revisited

3.  Starting From Cold

4.  A Closer Look: Transmission

5.  A Closer Look: Handbrake

6.  A Closer Look: Coil Boxes

7.  A Closer Look: Tyre & Rim Safety

8.  Replacing Transmission Band Linings

9. A Closer Look: Fan, Fanbelt & Pulley

10. A Closer Look: Starting in Cold Weather

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The Insiders Guide to the Ford Model T - DVD - How to Drive a Model T Ford

Mitch Taylor

New South Wales, Australia

Ford Model T Enthusiasts – Kids Corner.

I’ve added a brand new section to the Ford Model T Enthusiasts site: Kids Corner.

Activities include; printable Coloring Pages and Word Searches, or try your hand at the Model T Simulator and learn how the Model T transmission works.

The page is also loaded with educational content – a great way to introduce your children to Henry Ford and his famous Model T!

Here’s the link…  

Any feedback would be appreciated 🙂

Ford Model T Kids Corner

Mitch Taylor

New South Wales, Australia

Ford Model T Enthusiasm Starts Young

Marcy writes…

“Here’s an uplifting post. My son absolutely loves Henry Ford and what he stands for and for essentially putting America on wheels. His first entry to a model show was his Model T – he won 1st place for his division.

 He is a future Model T(er). We began a picture book of him meeting kind owners of Model Ts and As that allow him to actually look and touch. It’s been a wonderful experience. ”

*Photograph and text used with permission. No reproduction permitted.

Mitch Taylor

New South Wales, Australia

My 1925 Ford Model T at Old Bar Beach Festival 2016

So yesterday my amazing an ever supportive wife Shae enjoyed the sunny weather, over priced hot chips, market stalls and of course the show n shine at Old Bar Beach Festival 🙂 I’d say there were at least 100 cars there, not including the large turnout of Kombi vans. As always we took my 1925 Ford Model T to show…

1925 Ford Model T at Old Bar Beach Festival

Mitch Taylor

New South Wales, Australia

1925 Ford Model T at the Valley Industries Autofest

Yesterday, Shae and I took my Model T along to the inaugural Valley Industries Autofest. Although earlier in the day we saw a fair bit of rain, it calmed down and the sun came out, the day was a great success with at least 100 cars in attendance.

1925 Ford Model T

Mitch Taylor

New South Wales, Australia

Club West Show n Shine – Rural Fire Service Fundraiser

My ever-supportive and amazing wife Shae and myself took my 1925 Ford Model T along to the inaugural Club West Show n Shine today, raising funds for the Kundle/Moto Rural Fire Service, weather was rather windy, but at least it didn’t rain!!

There were approximately thirty-five cars all told, and about 10 motorbikes. Only one or two others besides myself were at the show from our club, as it was the inaugural show, and also since it clashed with at least two other shows on the same day, including the Mount George Public School birthday celebrations, and I understand there was also a show on at Killabakh.

The RFS put on a sausage sizzle for lunch, and the local kids were invited to play with the fire hoses on the fire truck which was on display – much to their enjoyment!

The Rural Fire Service NSW plans to make this show an annual event, with sponsors already lined up for next year’s event, and hopefully a larger selection of categories.

On the way home in the Model T, Shae held my phone with a Speedometer app running, and I achieved a new record top speed! 64km/h 🙂 … yes alright it was down hill… with a tail wind!

1925 Ford Model T

Mitch Taylor

New South Wales, Australia